Two-Litter Ambulance (M996 and M996A1) Equipment.
ITEM AND FUNCTION
Two-litter ambulance provides transport for up to six ambulatory patients
or two litter patients and two attendants. The ambulance has armor
protection, self-contained heating and ventilation, and collective NBC
protection for crew and patients.
Heater exhaust pipe vents exhaust gases from ambulance heater.
Antenna base mount provides support for AS-1729/VRC antenna.
Heater intake louver provides air intake for heating and ventilating systems.
Rear door vent provides ventilation for patient compartment.
Rear doors (two each) provide access for patients and crew into the
ambulance. The right rear door must be opened first, and closed last, when
entering or leaving the vehicle. Ensure that the door is securely closed and
latched before placing the vehicle in motion.
Spreader bar tiedowns (two each) are used during transport operations.
Door holder receptacles (two each) engage the door holders and secure the
rear doors in the fully open position.
Placard retaining clips (eight each) hold the red cross placards in open
position or folded when the vehicle is used for non-ambulance operations.
Red cross placards are at five locations on the ambulance; one each on the
right rear door, sides, front, and top of ambulance body.
Stowage compartment latches (four each) secure the side stowage doors in
the closed position.
Side stowage doors (two each) provide exterior stowage areas on the left and
right sides of the vehicle.
Lifting shackles (located at front and rear of vehicle) are used to tie down
the vehicle during transport operations.
Backup light assembly (two each) provide warning to personnel standing at
the rear of the vehicle and light for vehicle operator when backing up
Trailer receptacle provides electrical power to towed equipment.
Rear step assembly lowers and folds out to provide easy access to ambulance
interior. Step assembly must be in stowed position before closing rear doors
in preparation for movement.
Litter stowage compartment provides stowage for litters and litter rail
Stowage compartment latch secures litter stowage compartment cover in
Door holders (two each) engage receptacles on side of ambulance body to
secure rear doors in open position.
Rear door handles (two each) are turned to the horizontal position to unlatch
rear doors, and to the vertical position to latch rear doors. Ensure that doors
are closed and handles are securely latched before placing vehicle in motion.